FOOTIE TWEETS: Tributes pour in for Boston marathon victims, Norwich City into FA Cup youth final and Cardiff into Premier League
This week, there were plenty of tributes from footballers around the world for the victims of the tragic bombings at the end of the Boston marathon.
Below are a series of Tweets from a small number of players from all corners of the globe who were wishing those involved all the best.
From QPR's Marseille midfielder Joey Barton.
Terrible news coming out of Boston. Thoughts and prayers are with all xx— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) April 15, 2013
Don't understand why anybody would want to hurt people most probably running a marathon to raise money for good causes. Defies belief— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) April 15, 2013
Celtic's Kris Commons
Just seen its a 8 year old boy that was killed. My heart goes out to all involved. Truly shocking #prayforboston— Kris Commons (@kcommons15) April 16, 2013
His Hoops teammate Gary Hooper
Our thoughts go to families of those innocent people who lost their lives and those who are injured. #prayforboston— Gary Hooper (@HOOP588) April 16, 2013
Barcelona ace Cesc Fabregas
To everyone affected by the explosions in Boston, all my prayers and support #PrayForBoston— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) April 16, 2013
Italian giants AC Milan
AC Milan (@acmilan) April 16, 2013
Australian captain Lucas Neill
My thoughts and heart goes out to the people of Boston - such a terrible tragedy #prayforboston— Lucas Neill (@LucasNeill) April 16, 2013
On the football side of things, Norwich City progressed to the final of the FA Youth Cup for the first time in about three decades with a stirring penalty shootout win over Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night.
Norwich City FA Youth Cup triumph
Sebastien Bassong said
Congratulations to our u18 team for their amazing performance tonite!!we are all proud of you guys!!!— Sebastien bassong (@BassongOfficiel) April 16, 2013
John Ruddy added
Well done to Neil Adams and the U18s tonight. Great performance from all. Particularly the Murphy's & big Carlton up front! #lovepenalties— John Ruddy (@Johnruddy86) April 16, 2013
Whilst Kei Kamara was also thrilled for the young Canaries.
And Bradley Johnson had some input
Absolutely buzzing for the young lads, through to the F.A youth cup final!! Some good young players coming through! Well done boys #beproud— Bradley Johnson (@Bradley4Johnson) April 16, 2013
Cardiff City win promotion
Congratulations to Cardiff City getting to the premier League.Congratulations to the players and the Fans they deserve it.— Robert Earnshaw (@RobertEarnshaw) April 16, 2013
Congrats to all at Cardiff City FC! Great for welsh football— Ashley Williams (@AshWills84) April 16, 2013
Congratulations to Cardiff city a fantastic achievement getting to the premier league. Well done.— Joe ledley (@joe16led) April 16, 2013